For the secondary siding material, project builders Ray Kash and John Looney installed horizontal clapboards made of rot-proof fiber cement, a combination of wood dust and concrete that's been shaped to look like the real thing.
Connect your interior to the exterior with an exterior siding treatment in the living room. Large windows capture different views of the sky, street and houses beyond. Three different colors were used that matched up with houses across the street offering a nod to the neighborhood.
A concrete walkway features built-in lighting to help guide the way at night. Untreated cedar siding lines one side of the walkway, which perfectly complements the more industrial elements of the home.
For a patio on the lakefront, furnishings needed to be kid-friendly and able to withstand the elements. The solution: aluminum chairs and a fully upholstered sofa made of marine-grade wood and quick dry foam which could handle getting wet. Classic barn lights above the French doors add a decidedly coastal feel.
A spiral staircase makes a grand addition to the home, as well as takes visitors passed a wall of windows. With its weathered wood sides and steps, the feature complements the home's more rustic details.